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Proceedings of the April 1997 seminar. The designation applies to external static magnetic and/or electric fields that are sufficiently intense to cause alterations in atomic or molecular structure and dynamics. Thirty-eight contributions discuss the behavior and properties of atoms in strong static fields, the fundamental aspects and electronic structure of molecules in strong magnetic fields, the dynamics and aspects of chaos in highly excited Rydberg atoms in external fields, matter in the atmosphere of astrophysical objects (white dwarfs, neutron stars), and quantum nanostructures in strong magnetic fields. Contributors hail from such disparate fields as atomic and molecular physics, theoretical chemistry, and astrophysics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306458118
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Table of Contents

White Dwarfs for Physicists 1
Magnetic White Dwarfs: Observations in Cosmic Laboratories 9
Hydrogen in Strong Electric and Magnetic Fields and Its Application to Magnetic White Dwarfs 19
Helium Data for Strong Magnetic Fields Obtained by Finite Element Calculations 25
The Spectrum of Atomic Hydrogen in Magnetic and Electric Fields of White Dwarf Stars 31
Neutron Star Atmospheres 37
Hydrogen Atoms in Neutron Star Atmospheres: Analytical Approximations for Binding Energies 49
Absorption of Normal Modes in a Strongly Magnetized Hydrogen Gas 55
Electronic Structure of Light Elements in Strong Magnetic Fields 61
From Field-Free Atoms to Finite Molecular Chains in Very Strong Magnetic Fields 69
The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory - a Precis 77
Self-Adaptive Finite Element Techniques for Stable Bound Matter - Antimatter Systems in Crossed Electric and Magnetic Fields 83
A Computational Method for Quantum Dynamics of a Three-Dimensional Atom in Strong Fields 89
Discretization Techniques Applied to Atoms Under Extreme Conditions 95
Computer-Algebraic Derivation of Atomic Feynman-Goldstone Expansions 101
Scaled-Energy Spectroscopy of Helium and Barium Rydberg Atoms in External Fields 109
Atoms in Crossed Fields 121
Hydrogen-Like Ions Moving in a Strong Magnetic Field 135
Center-of-Mass Effects on Atoms in Magnetic Fields 141
Scaling Properties for Atoms in External Fields 153
Time Independent and Time Dependent States of Atoms in Static External Fields 169
Secular Motion of 3-D Rydberg States in a Microwave Field 181
Spontaneous Decay of Nondispersive Wave Packets 187
Ionization of Helium by Static Electric Fields and Short Pulses 193
Adiabatic Invariants of Rydberg Electrons in Crossed Fields 199
Highly Excited Charged Two-Body Systems in a Magnetic Field: A Perturbation Theoretical Approach to the Classical Dynamics 207
Analysis of Quantum Spectra by Harmonic Inversion 215
Atoms in External Fields: Ghost Orbits, Catastrophes, and Uniform Semiclassical Approximations 223
Quadratic Zeeman Splitting of Highly Excited Relativistic Atomic Hydrogen 233
Neutral Two-Body Systems of Charged Particles in External Fields 241
Semiclassical Theory of Multielectron Atoms and the H[superscript +][subscript 2] Molecular Ion in Intense External Fields 255
On the Ground State of the Hydrogen Molecule in a Strong Magnetic Field 265
Hydrogen Molecule in Magnetic Fields: On Excited Sigma States of the Parallel Configuration 275
Electronic Properties of Molecules in High Magnetic Fields: Hypermagnetizabilities of H[subscript 2] 283
Shallow Donor States in a Magnetic Field 291
Quantum Dots in Strong Magnetic Fields 301
Density Functional Theory of Quantum Dots in a Magnetic Field 313
An Analytical Approach to the Problem of an Impurity Electron in a Quantum Well in the Presence of Electric and Strong Magnetic Fields 319
List of Participants 327
Index 333
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